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    The National Park of American Samoa is a national park established on October 31, 1988. It is located in Polynesia, Oceania at latitude 13.8333°S, 171.7500° W American Samoa is made of seven islands which are Tutuila, Tau, Olosega, Ofu, Aunuu, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island. All of the island's main biomes are the tropical rainforest. American Samoa was not established as a national park until 1993 when the park signed a 50-year lease agreement with eight participating villages in Tutuila, Tau, Ofu, Aunuu, and Rose Atoll until 2002; Congress approved an expansion of the park with the island Olosega that incorporates two additional villages. The National Park of American Samoa helps preserve and protect coral reefs, tropical rainforests, native…

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    Margaret Mead was a popular American writer, cultural, and visual anthropologist. Throughout her career, Margaret Mead has conducted over twenty field trips (Yans-McLaughlin 2000). In addition, Mead’s fieldwork focused on the development and growth of adolescents. The reason why I chose Margaret Mead is because of the tremendous contributions that she has made to the field of anthropology and the public. In addition, I find it very astounding that Mead “offers a resolution of the old apparent…

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    Margaret Mead was a popular American writer, cultural, and visual anthropologist. Throughout her career, Margaret Mead has also conducted over twenty field trips (Yans-McLaughlin 2000). In addition, Mead’s fieldwork focused on the development and growth of adolescents. The reason why I chose Margaret Mead is because of the tremendous contributions that she has made to the field of anthropology and the public. In addition, I find it very astounding that Mead “offers a resolution of the old…

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    Rigoberta Menchu An Indian Woman in Guatemala I recently finished reading I, Rigoberta Menchu for another class I am taking. It was written by Rigoberta Menchu and was published in 1983. I felt like this was a good book to review in light of reading about Women’s Rights and Poverty in the modules. Take a person out of their element and force them into an environment that is far from their norm, and typically you’d expect them to fail. “I was incapable of disobedience. And those employers…

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    Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs Introduction Manmade and natural disasters have the potential to cause great loss of property and loss of life. Disasters can also occur anytime and this is why mitigation is very important. Hazard mitigation is activities or measures that reduces or eliminates the effects to people and properties of natural or manmade hazards (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2016). According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mitigation is…

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    Different cultures have diverse ways of experiencing aspects of their culture. There are many commonalities and distinctions between the Yanomamo and Samoan peoples. They have different and similar subsistence methods, divisions of labor, occupational specializations, exchange of goods, and economic links to power. These differences and similarities are striking and deserve thorough examination. One of many aspects Samoan and Yanomamo life that is different is their subsistence methods. The…

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    a shortage of factory workers in New Zealand. Today, many of the older generation Samoans who started the migration process for their families have passed away while some are now in their eighties and nineties. Most of young Samoans in New Zealand were born here and the up-bringing may not have been in the fa’aSamoa, ‘Samoan way’, depending on how their parents chose. Regardless of how the young people are brought up, the continuous and strong family inter-connectedness have exposed them to many…

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    agree that American sentiment towards Germany and German-Americans shifted quite rapidly from being tolerant to fearful in some way or another. However, there are different outlooks as to what directly spurred these changes the most. Some scholars argued that foreign relationships and intense imperialistic views were the leading cause of tensions between the two countries,…

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    to Spain was not an option because it was cowardly and dishonorable. Henry Cabot Lodge also displayed nationalism in his article written in 1865. He wrote about how Washington “saw, with prophetic vision...the true course for the American people...stretching from the Blue Ridge to the Pacific Ocean”(Doc B). Lodge also stated that from the Rio Grande to the Arctic Ocean there should only be one country, the United States. This feeling of national pride lead to many people voicing their thoughts…

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    Balcita goes over similar issues, though on a less broad scale. Using her father’s experiences of immigrating from the Philippines to the United States, Balcita creates an engaging and relatable picture of the subtle moments of integration, while also illustrating how the great American hypocrisy affects this transition. A great example of this comes from two paragraphs discussing her father’s first job at a blood bank. The job is temporary, as he’s trying to get official certification to be a…

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